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Island Zorba

I am thrilled to share two wonderful photographs from none other than YoungDoo Moon who many here may already be familiar with. She and I will be getting married in Seoul in March and I am overjoyed about it. I knew I wanted to share one of her photos as a guest desktop but it was impossibly hard to pick just one.

Her images are always soft and welcoming. Her and attenention to detail and delicate choices in color balance is impecable and I am often jealous of her abilities. She fills her flickr stream with countless wonderful moments such as those seen here. Unlike most photographers who choose to share a larger output of work on Flickr I don’t ever tire of digging through a fresh batch of images when she adds them.

While looking around her flickr stream for a desktop image I came across photos taken on one of her trips to Jeju Island which is at the southern tip of South Korea. I chose the one above and she chose the one below. I love the way the image above feels so calm despite the rain outside. This and that red just pops in such a beautiful way. I asked her to write a few words about the photos which you can read below.

Hiding from a heavy rain storm at such a cozy & cute little coffee shop on the costal line in Jeju Island was one of the best memories of the last summer.

This coffee shop is called ‘Island Zorba’ and it’s located on the north east side of the island. If you ever have a chance to drive around the costal line in Jeju Island, look for a couple tiny wooden chairs facing to the ocean. The chairs belong to ‘Island Zorba’, my favorite coffee shop in Jeju Island, Korea.



  1. Tyler Suits - January 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    So calming.

  2. Kyle Driffill - January 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Exactly as Tyler says above, so perfectly calm & quite.

  3. Sam Brentnall - January 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Love both of these, especially the second photograph ( it’s my new desktop).

  4. Brian - January 9, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    These are both beautiful.. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Neil - January 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    They’re both amazing and congratulations to you both.

  6. DavidR - January 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful! Congrats too, btw! :-)

  7. muaad - January 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

    this is great , i love the colors of the first picture , it will be on my desktop for a while i think ,thanks for sharing

  8. muaad - January 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

    and congrats for you and her and wish u live happily ever after

  9. Jachin - January 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Great pictures. I have an off-topic sort of question for you. I have been keeping up with your site for a few months and love a lot of the stuff i see on here. I was wondering though, do you edit your photos and if so, how much? I ask because i dabble in photography and have found myself struggling to edit photos because i feel like i am altering reality. So, not at all to knock on you or anyone else who may be reading this but i guess i am looking to try and understand a thought process behind editing photos. Thanks, and again, love your work.

  10. Jon - January 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    These are really great – I love the colour balance in the first image. Were these shot with digital or film?

  11. Sher - January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Just love your work. Your wallpapers are on all my desktops.

  12. Arief B of La Cinema - January 12, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Congratulation to both of you.
    Love YoungDoo’s serenity on this image. Especially the pop on red glass jar.

  13. Gilang - January 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I love the second one: two empty chairs before the ocean; i don’t know what to call the sensation when seeing the photograph. :-)
    Congratulation to you both, make a happy family.

  14. Tilman - February 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    What, married? Congratulations! What a perfect match.

  15. ardhian mintan - March 3, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Awesome photos thanks.

  16. Hermeson - June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm


  17. Michael nolan - October 24, 2016 at 2:49 am

    wow this great shoot.. thanks mate for your pict…

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